Rake-A-Thon: October 28th, 2023

The annual Saint Raphael Rake-A-Thon is one of our largest fundraisers. Proceeds from this service opportunity go directly to the Mr. J. Scholarship fund, a scholarship which directly alleviates the tuition costs of our families! Additionally, Rake-A-Thon is an opportunity for charity, service, and community bonding, and an occasion to wear some iconic t-shirts! This event gives us all the chance to put our faith into action by raking the yards of local homeowners who are in need of help.

Rake-A-Thon Kick off is Friday, October 6th. That’s when kids start fundraising. Every child is expected to raise $150 by asking friends, family, and neighbors for sponsorships! Every dollar goes straight back to families by replenishing the Mr. J. Scholarship fund. Until then, 6-8th graders are asked to participate in the competition to design this year’s T-shirt, and parents are asked to order T-shirts for themselves and any bonus participants if they’d like to look the part while raking yards on October 28th. (All students get t-shirts for free.)

Students can wear their Rake-a-thon t-shirts to school on Mondays in October (uniform bottoms are still required), and should also be worn to the Rake-a-thon. T-shirts will be given out in time for the Kick-off on October 6th.